The Perrysburg Board of Education decided Monday that a new levy for the district to replace one that will expire this year is vital, and it will decide on the type and amount next month.
Superintendent Tom Hosler emphasized that with a decrease in state funds, a decrease in staff, and an increase in students, extra funds to carry out state mandates are necessary.
He said that if a levy proposal that would go on the Nov. 6 general election ballot does not pass, the school district stands to lose $7.6 million from a $38.8 million annual operating budget. No formal action was taken during the meeting.
The call for a levy proposal comes near the end of a four-year 7.3-mill incremental levy passed in November, 2008, and calculated to bring in an additional $593,184 each year after the first year. It was collected at 7.3 mills in 2009, at 7.8 mills in 2010, and was raised to 8.43 mills in 2011.